A music video birthday blog.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

Skip James

Happy birthday to the late Skip James, born this day in 1902! Here he is in 1967 or thereabouts, playing "I'm So Glad."

Mitty Collier

Happy birthday to Mitty Collier, born this day in 1941! Here she is in 1964 or so, singing "I Had a Talk with My Man Last Night" on TV.

Friday, June 20, 2008

Brian Wilson

Happy birthday to Brian Wilson, born this day in 1942! Here he is with the Beach Boys in 1964, playing "I Get Around" and "When I Grow Up" on British TV.

Eric Dolphy

Happy birthday to the late Eric Dolphy, born this day in 1928! Here he is with the John Coltrane Quintet in 1961, playing "Impressions."

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Paula Abdul

Happy birthday to Paula Abdul, born this day in 1962! Here's her 1989 video for "Cold Hearted."

Lester Flatt

Happy birthday to the late Lester Flatt, born this day in 1914! Here he is with Flatt & Scruggs and the Foggy Mountain Boys in, I believe, 1965, performing "Hey Hey Hey Hey" and "Flint Hill Special."

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Alison Moyet

Happy birthday to Alison Moyet, born this day in 1961! Here's Yazoo's 1982 video for "Situation." Oh man what a song.

Paul McCartney

Happy birthday to Sir Paul McCartney, born this day in 1942! Here's his 1989 video for "My Brave Face."

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Jello Biafra

Happy birthday to Jello Biafra, born this day in 1958! Here he is in 1979, singing "California Über Alles" with the Dead Kennedys. Hey, it's our 400th post!

Monday, June 16, 2008

Patrick Waite

Happy Bloomsday, and happy birthday to the late Patrick Waite, born this day in 1958! Here's Musical Youth's video for "Youth of Today," from 1983.

Ian Matthews

Happy birthday to Ian Matthews, born this day in 1946! Here's the Matthews Southern Comfort recording of "Woodstock," from 1970.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

Ice Cube

Happy birthday to Ice Cube, born this day in 1969! Here he is making a guest shot in Yo-Yo's 1990 video for "You Can't Play With My Yo-Yo."

Johnny Hallyday

Happy birthday to Johnny Hallyday, "the French Elvis," born this day in 1943! Here's a Scopitone--I think--of him singing "Noir C'est Noir" in the mid-'60s.